Artists of Instagram – Kate Stevens

I always enjoy promoting Canadian talent, especially if they are from Calgary.  Kate came to my attention in January of 2019 and I am just getting around to introducing you to her now.  A bit of a brain break.

Kate Stevens is singer songwriter in the story teller vein.  She has a very nice voice, reminiscent of many artists, notably a laid back version of Andra Day and quite jazzy. Definitely worth a listen.


If you enjoy the video, her music and her story in an expanded way are viewable here.

Kate Stevens Links



Music From The Mailbag -Jacy Dawn

Jacy Dawn

Received the press release from Jacy Dawn highlighting her latest project, ” A Song For Lois”. Give it a listen and if you like, it is available on iTunes.

Jacy on iTunes

Jacy Dawn Releases “A Song For Lois” Honoring Canadian Children’s Entertainer,
Lois Lilienstein of “Sharon, Lois & Bram”

Nashville, TN (January 13, 2016) – Nashville songwriter Jacy Dawn, has recorded and released “A Song For Lois”, honoring the late Lois Lilienstein, of the famed Canadian children’s trio, Sharon, Lois & Bram. Dawn credits the trio with being the first inspiration behind her decision to pursue a career in the music business. The song features acclaimed musician, and friend of Lilienstein’s, Roy George on piano.

Dawn’s connection with Sharon, Lois & Bram began back in 1988 when their hit television series, “Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show” began airing on Nickelodeon. Dawn had the opportunity to see the trio in concert twice in Boston in the late 80’s and early 90’s when they were at the height of their careers. Dawn says her connection to the eldest of the group, the bubbly, blond, Lilienstein, was instant when she saw her perform on stage. Dawn continued to watch and learn from the Canadian stars through the late 90’s when their television series “Skinnamarink TV” began airing.

In early 2015, Dawn was able to connect with the trio via email, only to learn that Lilienstein had been ill and in the hospital. An email back from the other two members of the group, Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison, reassured Dawn that they had read Lilienstein her letter and that she had been “deeply touched” by Dawn’s sincere message of gratitude. After a few more emails back and forth, Lilienstein passed away in April, from Cancer.

Dawn wrote “A Song For Lois” to honor her earliest musical hero’s memory. She recorded a video of herself performing the song, which has been featured on and on a Facebook page honoring Lilienstein. After seeing the video, a pianist and a friend of Lilienstein’s, Roy George, reached out to Dawn with the idea of recording the song. The two have collaborated on this newly released piece and are donating all of the proceeds from the download of the song to Mariposa In The Schools, a program which Lilienstein spent much of her life building and contributing to. Mariposa In The Schools helps to bring musical instruments and music education into the schools in Canada.

Dawn continues to keep in touch with the other two members of the group, Hampson & Morrison via email, and during her recent visit to Toronto last month, Dawn met with Hampson who took her to see the official “Sharon, Lois & Bram” playground, which was dedicated to the trio in 2014. “A Song For Lois” is available for download on all major digital distribution sites.

Originally from Massachusetts, Jacy Dawn has had more than 20 of her songs recorded by both National and International artists. As a performer, Dawn has shared the stage with artists such as Wynonna, LeAnn Rimes, Willie Nelson, Lorrie Morgan, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Martina McBride among others. Her work as an actress has garnered her roles on the hit ABC tv series “Nashville” and she is also the president and CEO of her own marketing and graphic design company.

Best known for their hit song “Skinnamarink”, Sharon, Lois & Bram are multi award winning artists who have sold over 3 million albums in their 36 year career. For their significant contribution to the development of children’s music, the trio were awarded the Order of Canada in 2002. Sharon & Bram continue to perform and tour throughout Canada and the United States.

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Music From The Mailbag -Everywhere”Shades At Night”

Nice tune in the mailbag recently by Swedish Alt band Everywhere and their new tune “Shades at Night”.  A catchy pop tune with some 1980’s legs.  I can see it showing up on your local Alt station at some point in the future.  Enjoy.

Song Of The Day – “September Fields” by Frazey Ford

Being as how we are in the Kootenays, it seems appropriate to post a tune by Castlegar’s own Frazey Ford.  It doesn’t hurt either that it is a terrific tune.

Song Of The Day – “Watch Out For The Fuzz” – Howie Beck

Just a tune, on vacation in the Kootenays, but it is flipping raining.  Can’t do much sailing in the rain.  Howie Beck with some great Adult “Alternative” for you, whatever Adult Alternative is.  Just good music from what I can tell.